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“Outstanding Breakfast - all day long!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The River Cafe - CLOSED

The River Cafe
Cuisines: Canadian
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Whistler
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96 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Outstanding Breakfast - all day long!”
Reviewed 27 February 2013

This is a gem of a cafe - Well worth a trip in to Hope to grab a decent bite to eat - nice coffee as well. Lots of locals frequent the cafe and that is always a good sign.

Visited February 2013
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Burnaby, BC
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Glacial Service”
Reviewed 21 August 2012 via mobile

Stopped by The River Cafe for a quick bite on our way through Hope, but it turned into a 1.5 Hour odyssey. The restaurant was not crowded which should have been a clue as most other restaurants in the surrounding area seemed quite busy. We ordered our meal at the counter, paid, then sat down and waited. And waited. And waited. My wife ordered a straight forward eggs/bacon combo - I ordered an egg skillet. Seemed pretty straight forward, but apparently not. At the 45 minute mark we asked on of the servers if the food was coming any time soon and she assured us it was. It became apparent that, despite the rather light customer traffic, the kitchen could only handle one meal at a time. Multi-tasking was clearly not on the menu. The food finally arrived after about an hour and 10 minutes. If was fine, and I enjoyed the skillet despite the cheese topping bearing a suspicious resemblance to cheese-whizz. The price was average for a fast food joint beside the highway. The Organic Fair Trade coffee was very good. Other than perhaps darting in for a coffee sometime in the future we likely won't go back unless we have an hour or two of our lives that we never want to get back.

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Thank Brad D
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“Very slow service!!! Indifferent staff”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

I went here with my young children for some ice cream comes on a hot day. They took at least 5 minutes to acknowledge us (there wasn't any other customers there). They weren't friendly and after paying and ordering we waited another 20 mins to just the a few small ice cream cones. I wouldn't go back. Can't imagine how long it would take to order a meal!

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Langley City, Canada
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Clean and bright”
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Bright and clean restuarnt. Interesting decor and a good variety of foods. Easy access from the main road. Lots of parking.

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Thank Bill197
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Heerhugowaard
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317 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Nice pie”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The location of the river is nice but the decor is a bit tired. OK cappuccino's and nice pie. You have to pay for a coffee refill, which we found strange.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Juliadrusilla
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